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Cliffe Castle Museum

Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley BD20 6LH, England
+44 1535 618231
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What a little hidden Gem, went on a rainy day for some where to go and we weren't disappointed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michael c
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Superb Museum

Took my two grandchildren , girl 7 ,boy 11 , and they loved it.such a variety of exhibits in a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stewart W
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley BD20 6LH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a little hidden Gem, went on a rainy day for some where to go and we weren't disappointed, they had a photo exhibition on by the llkley Camera Club, excellent not to be missed, showed some good photos but the house it self was...More

Thank michael c
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review - thank you for taking the time to comment about your visit. We love welcoming everyone (even if you're from Lancashire! :D ) The Camera Club Exhibition is one of our series of temporary exhibitions, complementing the larger 'Fairy Folklore' exhibition...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my two grandchildren , girl 7 ,boy 11 , and they loved it.such a variety of exhibits in a stunning house. Still under reconstruction and when it is finished it will be brilliant. Highly recommend it,More

Thank Stewart W
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We're glad to hear that both you and your grand children enjoyed your visit. The reconstruction work is in the park, and we are very much looking forward to it's completion, as many of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited after spending an hour at East Riddlesden Hall. You can get to this from there by walking or public transport. Fabulous museum with hundreds of items of interest from minerals to fashion. Plus 3 rooms as they were decorated in Victorian times. Outdoors...More

Thank traveller1926
CliffeCastle, Site representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to our museum. We're proud of the range of displays and it's nice to hear that you also found them interesting. The work in the park continues apace, and there's a launch event on the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quirky place ; rich man's residence filled with rich man's bric a brac but you can imagine what a late Victorian , early Edwardian mansion would have looked like . However there are plenty of other exhibits to interest every member of a family...More

Thank ALISON H
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we're glad you seemed to have enjoyed the visit. We'd be the first to agree, it's definitely quirky! Take a look on our website for child-friendly activities over the holidays.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 1st visit since I were a child when my grandparents took us... Only this time I took my own children...they absolutely loved it & found it fascinating with all the stuffed animals they had never seen close up before....alot of history &...More

Thank a13xpb
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so happy you've come back to visit it - hopefully it will be the first of many. Our taxidermy collections always provoke interesting discussions- glad your children enjoyed seeing them!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Not really a castle but a grand old fortified house, well worth a visit. First of all it's free, parking was a problem as renovation work to grounds is in operation, so parked outside. The grounds will be good to look around once work completed,...More

Thank bryanjustin
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give such a lovely review and thank you for visiting. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the exhibits, and we will pass on your compliments to our staff. We pride ourselves on making everyone feel...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great visit to Cliffe Castle museum which has a nice varied selection of exhibits, from natural history to old furniture and costumes as well as a small art gallery. One of the best things is the number of exhibits, particularly fossils, from the local area...More

Thank Andrew W
CliffeCastle, Site Representive at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you Andrew for taking the time to review our site after your visit. We're glad you hear you enjoyed it - and found the wide range of exhibitions interesting. We like to think there's something for everyone in our displays! It's great to hear...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

I've lived in Keighley most of my life and visited the museum as a child. I revisited for the first time recently with my husband, brother, sister-in-law and niece and walk in the grounds regularly with my 2 dogs. The car park is currently being...More

Thank Charlimcbean
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks CharliMcbean for your review. We're glad we've enticed you back through the doors and that you enjoyed your visit. We're very proud of the fact we're free to enter - and it means you can come back as many times as you like to...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Firstly, the castle is free which is great! There is so much to see, many different exhibitions to see, and also some rooms showing how the castle would have looked like.More

Thank Oliver W
CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

We're very proud that we offer free entry to our visitors across all the Bradford Museum & Galleries Service and we're very glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review - we hope...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have visited many museums and private houses and can honestly say that Cliffe Castle Museum is absolutely the best! The interior of the house has not been compromised (unlike so many others) by being turned into a museum even after so many years.The architectural...More

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CliffeCastle, Site Representative at Cliffe Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Wow, what a lovely review. Thank you very much for the visit, and for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback - we'll be sure to pass it onto the staff. Glad to hear you enjoyed the mineral displays - it's a wonderful collection....More

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loulubella
Are dogs welcome if so how much of the place can they explore with us
22 May 2017|
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Response from CliffeCastle | Property representative |
Hi there Loulubell Dog are welcome in the park, but unfortunately, we can only allow service dogs into the museum itself. The park is always full of dogs and their owners exploring though!
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Jane A
Is the cafe open?.
6 April 2017|
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Response from CliffeCastle | Property representative |
Hi Jane, At present the Cafe is still closed. As AH49 has said, we do occasionally have a 'pop up' cafe running, organised by the Cliffe Castle park Conservation group whilst we wait for the work to be finished in the park... More
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Emily S
I am originally from Keighley but moved away 10 years ago. I remember there being a bee hive where you could see the bees and learn about how they make honey,there was also a greenhouse full of cacti and there were peacocks and animals to look at. are any of these things still there? or is it just the house and museum?
5 March 2017|
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Response from CliffeCastle | Property representative |
Hi Emily! We do still have a beehive - although the bees are currently away for the winter, they'll soon be back upstairs buzzing away. The greenhouse and animal houses are currently in the midst of a HLF funded project... More
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